By Lola Augustine Brown
To celebrate his 77th birthday earlier this month (on July 7), Ringo Starr released a new single, “Give More Love,” and announced that he’ll be putting out his 19th solo album in September, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend shows no signs whatsoever of slowing down.
The new album, also titled Give More Love, will be released September 15 in digital and CD formats, and on vinyl a week later. The 10 tracks feature an impressive lineup of collaborating rock gods and demigods. Sir Paul McCartney joins in on a couple of songs—one of which, “Show Me the Way,” he co-wrote—and other musicians include Edgar Winter, Peter Frampton, and Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles. The LP comes with four fun bonus tracks, including a version of “Back Off Boogaloo” based on an original-recording tape Starr discovered during a move.
Starr and his All-Starr Band will head out on tour to support Give More Love in October, with an eight-night residency at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The closest he’ll get to Canada is New York City on November 15 and Newark, NJ, the next night, but for a lot of Canadian fans, that’s not too far to go to hear Ringo and the All Starrs play.